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Landmark study set to transform cancer treatment

Over a thousand scientists have built the most detailed picture of cancer ever in a landmark study.

Their research was published in the journal Nature, and was carried out by the Pan-Cancer Analysis of Whole Genomes Consortium. They analyzed the genetic code of 2,658 cancers.

The study said that cancer was like a 100,000-piece jigsaw and until this study 99% of the pieces were missing. It has taken teams in 37 countries more than a decade to figure out.

China approves Roche cancer drug Kadcyla

China has approved the import of Roche’s drug for breast cancer, just after it recently won expanded approval in the US, Canada and Europe.

The drug is an antibody-drug conjugate (ADC). Like other ADCs, it is a type of treatment that combines cancer-tracking proteins with powerful cell toxins. They are becoming more popular as a treatment as companies like Roche and GlaxoSmithKline have tested a record number of these compounds in people.

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